Grand National Losers?

#1
Why is it every year amongst those who make a bet on the Grand National there are always more winners than losers. Seems everybody's won, I think I should have made a bet, its a guaranteed return. I just cannot understand how the bookies are still in business.

Clearly someone must have lost, it's just no-one ever wants to own up to it do they!

So come on, who out there ended up picking a horse that turned out to have downs, and how much did you lose?
 
#2
£5 on Character Building to win 20-1
£5 on Ballyholland each way 33-1

... I lost £15 :'(

7th place and no idea where the other one was
 
#3
I lost, not one of my horses finished, only good thing is that Ronny, my booky is about to cut his wrists
 
#5
I bet on Creosote. It was good on the fences....
 
#8
lost £12 in total. That was for me, mrs and little'un. I was up £12 from earlier in the day after putting £2 on Ross County to score first against Celtic in Scottish Cup Semi-final. All in all finished evens.
 
#9
I had that evil little grey fucker that refused to bloody start!! Arrse!!! :x
 
#11
Well thats the last time I put £5 on Leona Lewis to win the National.

Also did you see that lucky bastard who put down £5000 on the winner and won £85000... :twisted:
 
#12
colton said:
£5 on Character Building to win 20-1
£5 on Ballyholland each way 33-1

... I lost £15 :'(

7th place and no idea where the other one was
Where is the other fiver gone then, as I make that a tenner?

Anyway, my horse was second and I went on the nose rather than each way....bugger
 
#13
drain_sniffer said:
colton said:
£5 on Character Building to win 20-1
£5 on Ballyholland each way 33-1

... I lost £15 :'(

7th place and no idea where the other one was
Where is the other fiver gone then, as I make that a tenner?

Anyway, my horse was second and I went on the nose rather than each way....bugger
My bold shows where the other fiver went. £5 each way is a tenner.
 
#14
drain_sniffer said:
colton said:
£5 on Character Building to win 20-1
£5 on Ballyholland each way 33-1

... I lost £15 :'(

7th place and no idea where the other one was
Where is the other fiver gone then, as I make that a tenner?

Anyway, my horse was second and I went on the nose rather than each way....bugger
£5 e/w on ballyholland = £10 stake to win, come 2nd, 3rd or 4th
£5 win on character = £5 stake to win

e/w you pay for place and win
 
#15
A lot of people went for Character Building! I only lost £2 to a sweep stake at work on State of Play and Beat the Boys. Out of choice I wanted Big Fella Thanks.
 
#16
£100 on Don't Push. Waiting to watch the race tonight to see the result.
 
#17
£10 down.

Had to laugh at a friends misfortune. She had money on the horse that refused to start. Deflating or what?
 

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#18
£2.50 = ew on Mon Mome fcuker fell! :\\

£2,50 = ew on Hello Bud which, after sitting 3rd for most of the race, came in 5th so no payout. Bolleaux :x
 
#19
Me:
£1 e/w State of Play - finished 3rd at 16/1 - pays out £5.00
£1 e/w Big Fella Thanks - finished 4th at 10/1 - pays out £3.50
£1 e/w Niche Market - pulled up - loser
Total paid out £6.00 - total win £8.50

Mrs HN
£1 e/w State of Play - finished 3rd at 16/1 - pays out £5.00
£1 e/w Big Fella Thanks - finished 4th at 10/1 - pays out £3.50
£1 e/w Arbor Supreme - unseated jockey - loser
Total paid out £6.00 - total win £8.50

Total family gain is a life changing £5............ so technically a win but the trip to the bookie cost more than that. :x

HN
 
#20
gingerslime said:
drain_sniffer said:
colton said:
£5 on Character Building to win 20-1
£5 on Ballyholland each way 33-1

... I lost £15 :'(

7th place and no idea where the other one was
Where is the other fiver gone then, as I make that a tenner?

Anyway, my horse was second and I went on the nose rather than each way....bugger
My bold shows where the other fiver went. £5 each way is a tenner.
ahhh. you can tell I dont bet often
 
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